Before finance Stargate opened in September 2008 and delivered to us entirely new economic dimension, was oh so common to read automotive Tier One suppliers national hammer to lower their prices. Of course, vendors are quietly asked to find efficiency, but pre-2008, it seemed a point of honor to keep the feet of a supplier to the fire. No more: Working Relations Index in the last survey of suppliers by companies Detroit Planning Perspectives Inc., General Motors and Chrysler rocketed up the charts to make the group much closer together.
Of course, the two companies are still in last place, just ahead of GM with Chrysler and toyota and Honda still standing up. But the prospect and the improvement here is the problem: in 2005, Toyota and GM scored scored 415 114 In the survey this year, Toyota and Chrysler scored scored 296 248 E ‘the first time in 12 years of the survey which covered the six producers of cars were separated by less than 50 points. Skipping Chrysler was led by the efforts of the late Dan Knott, the improvement must be done GM was headed by Bob Socia.
And yes, this is therefore a matter of perennial leaders Toyota and Honda, who suffer a dip: in 2010, Toyota has scored 327 and Honda 309, two years later, Toyota was down 31 points. Every car manufacturer, however, from top to bottom has acknowledged that they still have work to do with relationships with suppliers. The benefits of good feelings that are suppliers to present their latest technology tends to, and make more parts for, the car companies with which they have the best relationships. Of course, it was found that the opposite is true as well.